Example sentences for: deflect

How can you use “deflect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • They've learned to deflect it by juxtaposing it with "bombing."

  • Again, administration officials deflect it by contrasting it with a tougher word: "force."

  • These methods have been articulated in many ways, but almost all seem to have at least four elements in common: (1) think about how surprise attacks might be launched; (2) identify telltale indicators connected to the most dangerous possibilities; (3) where feasible, collect intelligence on these indicators; and (4) adopt defenses to deflect the most dangerous possibilities or at least trigger an earlier warning.

  • He even used the same word--"proportion"--to deflect scrutiny.

  • The NYT budget off-lead covers much the same ground but is a bit more sensitive to the political angle, saying the budget presents the president with "another opportunity to portray himself as absorbed in governing, and to deflect accusations that he had an affair.

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